Monday, December 1, 2014

World Faith Leaders To Gather on Dec. 2, 2014

“A major global faith initiative to end modern-day slavery is taking root. Leading religious representatives and the Walk Free Foundation signed a groundbreaking agreement last month at the Vatican to work together, establishing the Global Freedom Network. The network will have a reach of more than 2.6 billion people – over a third of the world’s population,” wrote a Vatican newspaper in April 2014.

On Dec. 2, 2014, for the first time in history, leaders of the world’s largest faiths will come together with the goal to end slavery.

“Committed to the dignity and freedom that is the birthright of all humankind, Catholic, Anglican, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, and Orthodox leaders will sign a Joint Declaration of Religious Leaders Against Modern Slavery on World Day for the Abolition of Slavery,” announced the Global Freedom website.

“The Walk Free™ Foundation’s mission is to end modern slavery in our generation by mobilising a global activist movement, generating the highest quality research, enlisting business and working with government to drive change in those countries and industries bearing the greatest responsibility for slavery today,” according to the website,

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